Ann Marie (Dow) Bradley

January 19, 1953 ~ February 23, 2019 (age 66)

Ann Marie (Dow) Bradley, 66, of Lake George, MN died Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center surrounded by family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 9, 2019 at St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Bemidji Fr. Chuck Huck officiating. Family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements were entrusted to the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bemidji.

Ann was born January 19, 1953 in Duluth, MN to Larry and Patricia Dow. Ann was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She graduated from Bemidji High School in 1971 and St. Scholastica with a BSN in nursing in 1975. She met her best friend, soul mate and love of her life when she was 14 years old, Daren Bradley marrying him in 1973. They raised 3 daughters in Bemidji. Ann loved hunting, harley rides, camping and cabin life. She was a Girl Scout leader, enjoyed softball and swimming before multiple sclerosis slowed her down. Ann was employed at North Country Regional Hospital till 1988 when she was chosen to help launch what is now Home Care and Hospice. She was a skilled and caring nurse and worked hard at advocating for her patients until she retired in 2007. Even though MS ravaged her body, her spirit was always up beat. Her faith was important to her and it sustained her.

She is survived by her husband Daren Bradley of 46 years; daughters, Jessica (Kent) Stately of Bemidji, Josie (Victor) Bradley of Bemidji and Jayme (Duane) Yerbich of Bemidji; grandchildren, Jared, Jaden and Kenna Stately, Rylee Bradley, Bayley and Abby Yerbich; step-granddaughters, Brittney and Alexis; 4 brothers, Larry (Susan) Dow of AZ, David (Candy) Dow of AZ, Dan (Cindy) Dow of Bemidji and Bob (Mary) Dow of Duluth; sisters, Patty (Bill) Fulton of Butte, MT and Margaret Dow of Bemidji; sister-in-law, Dawn Mason of Bemidji and aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Larry & Patricia Dow; sister, Mary Novotney; granddaughter, Kylee Stately and in-laws, Shirley and Gerald Bradley.

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